Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quick Tour #5: How to import a project into JBoss BPM Suite (video)

With the announcement that we have updated the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit you might have noticed that a few quick tour videos were promised.

On that promise we are starting to deliver with a series of short and simple video stories.

Today another in the series, we show you in just over three and a half minutes how to import a project into JBoss BPM Suite for use in the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit.

We hope you enjoy this story and stay tuned for more...


Did you miss the other quick tour videos?
  1. Quick Tour #1: JBoss BPM Suite the Basic Install Project 
  2. Quick Tour #2: Where to get JBoss BPM Suite product
  3. Quick Tour #3: How to install JBoss BPM Suite
  4. Quick Tour #4: Start your first JBoss BPM Suite project
  5. Quick Tour #5: How to import a project into JBoss BPM Suite
  6. Quick Tour #6: Build & run a JBoss BPM Suite project
  7. Quick Tour #7: What's in Business Central

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Quick Tour #4: Start your first JBoss BPM Suite project (video)

With the announcement that we have updated the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit you might have noticed that a few quick tour videos were promised.

On that promise we are starting to deliver with a series of short and simple video stories.

Today another in the series, we show you in just under four minutes how to start your first JBoss BPM Suite project from the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit.

We hope you enjoy this story and stay tuned for more...


Did you miss the other quick tour videos?
  1. Quick Tour #1: JBoss BPM Suite the Basic Install Project 
  2. Quick Tour #2: Where to get JBoss BPM Suite product
  3. Quick Tour #3: How to install JBoss BPM Suite
  4. Quick Tour #4: Start your first JBoss BPM Suite project
  5. Quick Tour #5: How to import a project into JBoss BPM Suite
  6. Quick Tour #6: Build & run a JBoss BPM Suite project
  7. Quick Tour #7: What's in Business Central

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Quick Tour #3: How to install JBoss BPM Suite (video)

With the announcement that we have updated the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit you might have noticed that a few quick tour videos were promised.

On that promise we are starting to deliver with a series of short and simple video stories.

Today another in the series, we show you in just over two minutes how to install JBoss BPM Suite based on the easy install project for working on the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit.

We hope you enjoy this story and stay tuned for more...


Did you miss the other quick tour videos?
  1. Quick Tour #1: JBoss BPM Suite the Basic Install Project 
  2. Quick Tour #2: Where to get JBoss BPM Suite product
  3. Quick Tour #3: How to install JBoss BPM Suite
  4. Quick Tour #4: Start your first JBoss BPM Suite project
  5. Quick Tour #5: How to import a project into JBoss BPM Suite
  6. Quick Tour #6: Build & run a JBoss BPM Suite project
  7. Quick Tour #7: What's in Business Central
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Quick Tour #2: Where to get JBoss BPM Suite product (video)

With the announcement that we have updated the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit you might have noticed that a few quick tour videos were promised.

On that promise we are starting to deliver with a series of short and simple video stories.

Today another in the series, we show you in just five minutes where you can obtain the product JBoss BPM Suite for working on the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit.

We hope you enjoy this story and stay tuned for more...


Did you miss the other quick tour videos?
  1. Quick Tour #1: JBoss BPM Suite the Basic Install Project 
  2. Quick Tour #2: Where to get JBoss BPM Suite product
  3. Quick Tour #3: How to install JBoss BPM Suite
  4. Quick Tour #4: Start your first JBoss BPM Suite project
  5. Quick Tour #5: How to import a project into JBoss BPM Suite
  6. Quick Tour #6: Build & run a JBoss BPM Suite project
  7. Quick Tour #7: What's in Business Central

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Monday, September 21, 2015

How to setup JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 API (javadoc) documentation

Previously we presented an overview of the online JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 API documentation, but this is not the solution for the developer on the go at locations where connectivity might be an issue, right?

Well have no fear, you can now follow along and learn how to grab the correct version of the API documentation for JBoss BPM Suite 6.1.

As you know, the products at Red Hat are collected, tested and hardened from upstream community projects. JBoss BPM Suite is no different, being based on numerous sub-projects found in the Drools and jBPM communities.

At a point in time they produce a tagged version that is then channeled into our product quality assurance teams and productization teams. For JBoss BPM Suite this tag was called 6.2.x in the community.

The sub-project that provides you with all of the online documentation is found called droolsjbpm-knowledge which you can use GIT to clone locally as follows:

$ git clone https://github.com/droolsjbpm/droolsjbpm-knowledge.git

Figure 1: need the
Final tag.
This gives you the main branch of current development, but we are looking for the product 6.1 related tag, so let's take a look:

$ git tag -l | grep 6.2

The results are a list of tags as shown in Figure 1, of which we are only interested in 6.2.0.Final, so we want to switch to that one as follows:

$ git checkout tags/6.2.0.Final

Now we move down into the KIE-API directory and build the API documentation as follows:

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$ cd kie-api

$ mvn javadoc:javadoc

The results will be found in the generated target directory and you can open the index.html file found as follows in your browser once the build is completed:

droolsjbpm-knowledge/kie-api/target/site/apidocs/index.html

You now have your very own copy of the JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 API documentation so you can get developing on your next JBoss BPM Suite application!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Quick Tour #1: JBoss BPM Suite the Basic Install Project (video)

With the announcement that we have updated the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit you might have noticed that a few quick tour videos were promised.

On that promise we are starting to deliver with a series of short and simple video stories.

Today the first in the series, we show you in under three and a half minutes how to find, how to obtain and how to install the basic install project that is featured when working on the JBoss BPM Suite Starter Kit.

We hope you enjoy this story and stay tuned for more...


Did you miss the other quick tour videos?
  1. Quick Tour #1: JBoss BPM Suite the Basic Install Project 
  2. Quick Tour #2: Where to get JBoss BPM Suite product
  3. Quick Tour #3: How to install JBoss BPM Suite
  4. Quick Tour #4: Start your first JBoss BPM Suite project
  5. Quick Tour #5: How to import a project into JBoss BPM Suite
  6. Quick Tour #6: Build & run a JBoss BPM Suite project
  7. Quick Tour #7: What's in Business Central

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gartner BPM Summit 2015 report from the trenches

It has been two years since I last attended the Gartner BPM Summit, so was rather excited to dive into the 2015 edition last week in Washington, DC.

Room keys!
Red Hat was present with a booth, great swag (room keys, stickers and neck pillows for your flight home) and a customer presentation.

The Healthesystems Story: Cutting Time to Market with Red Hat

For ten years, Healthesystems relied on two solutions for state agency reporting and vendor payment margins for workers’ compensation claims. Market competition and continuously changing government mandates led them to seek ways to consolidate business rules from the code and accelerate time to market. 

Healthesystems story live.
Healthesystems used Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite with Red Hat technology partner Open Source Architect to centralize their business rules and cut time to market from weeks to hours.

Speakers: Farhan Hussain , Sam Alexander


Again I was not able to attend many of the more interesting sessions that were blocked for vendors, even though I had a full conference pass. These sessions required pre-registration which ended up in my being rejected for admittance. Bummer as there were some really interesting sessions.
Nationals game.

The booth was manned by friends of mine in the US NE Solution Architect team, with customer meetings and dinners keeping us pretty busy the whole week. We even managed to sneak in a Washington Nationals baseball game one evening!

Red Hat booth.
The main focus if I had to mention a trend from the week was the focus on dynamic case management and BPM for improving customer experiences through better usage in the applications being developed.

The trend is to focus more on how BPM can transform your business by becoming a strategic part of the way one engages with customers throughout their business life cycle.

It is always a good time talking to the various, mostly higher level, BPM business users that attend this type of event.

I am looking forward to being back next year with more JBoss BPM Suite goodies to showcase for you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Where to find JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 API (javadoc) documentation

One of the lines of questioning that is most often put to me when I am out and about speaking with JBoss BPM Suite practitioners involves the Application Programming Interface (API).

More simply put, they are looking for an overview of what the product offers to them when they are trying to build applications that are looking to interact with rules, events and processes from a development standpoint.

This also is of some importance when you are looking to migrate your existing applications from one version of JBoss BPM Suite to another, meaning you might have to modify your usage of the offered API as it evolves over time.

JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 API online documentation
This online documentation focuses on the interfaces you can work with in the product, better known as the Knowledge Is Everything (KIE) API and can be found at:


The overview here is easy to browse and provides you with the details you need to integrate your applications, start your processes, setup sessions, query details of your processes and much more.

The tagged version listed in the documentation online is based on the Open Source community versions that are marked as the starting point for Red Hat's product teams to start test & development on the following version of JBoss BPM Suite products. In this case, the tagged version led to JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 product.

If you are interested in having a copy of this documentation locally, we can show you how to setup them for your offline usage.
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No time like the present to get developing on your next JBoss BPM Suite application!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Red Hat Forum Benelux 2015 in Zeist

There is an event coming to the Benelux region, that's Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, that will be hosting Red Hat's most influential speakers.

Not only will Werner Knoblich, Senior VP & GM EMEA introduce Open Source as an innovative driver, but Rakesh Kumar, Managing VP from Gartner will lay out his vision for IT by the year 2017.

There will also be numerous sessions throughout the day that can be sorted into 4 tracks for you with amazing talented speakers. You don't want to miss this in Zeist, Netherlands on 15th of October so register now to enjoy tracks like these:

Technical Breakouts Track

08:45 - 09:45, JBoss - IoT Case
Start your day off right with a story by Geert Schuring, Senior Java Developer, Luminis.

Journey to the Cloud Track

13:15 - 14:00,  Journey to the Cloud, Geert Jansen, Manager Product Marketing, Red Hat

15:30 - 16:15,  Cloud Strategy Roadmap, Koen van Bakel, Solution Architect, Red Hat

Innovate & Saving Costs with JBoss Track

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14:00 - 14:45, Migrating Customer Case, Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)  

14:45 - 15:30, Integration Customer Case, Carpass

Trending Topics Track

14:00 - 14:45, Enterprise Mobility, Joe O'Reilly & Bill Morkan, Solution Architects, Red Hat

15:30 - 16:15, Customer Case, EnterpriseDB

Check out the agenda for all the specifics and details, see you there?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Launching Digital Sign for JBoss BRMS Starter Kit

Just in case you missed it, we recently showed you the 7 Steps to Your First Process with JBoss BRMS Starter Kit but we don't want to stop there.

The next time you are in a Red Hat office somewhere in the world, keep your eyes peeled for the digital signage that is displaying all manner of news.

These signs are somewhere on the walls at our offices all over the world, from Amsterdam to Singapore, from Raleigh to Tokyo.

Keep your eyes peeled as we have hijacked the sequence and inserted our very own JBoss BRMS Starter Kit announcement.  It looks like the image found here and even includes a QR code that you can scan to jump right to the workshop itself.

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Feel free to use the slide in your presentations and if you happen to see one of these live, snap a picture, push it out on twitter to @ericschabell.


Monday, September 7, 2015

3 Reasons to Attend the Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference

The Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference is back with a vengeance.

The EMEA Partner Conference is an amazing chance to hang out with not only the experts at Red Hat, but also the experts out in the field implementing solutions with JBoss technology who partner with Red Hat.

It always leads to new insights, new friends and a good time on top of being able to soak up all the great technology our products bring.

This year it will be held in Frankfurt, Germany on 4-7 October, 2015.

With a full agenda of not only product updates, labs, free certification exams, but also heavy hitting keynote speakers too, it will be quite the show it always lives up to begin. There will be one JBoss BPM Suite session, and several labs covering the following aspects of JBoss BPM.
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Be sure to sign up now and not miss this golden opportunity to meet, greet and learn with the best of the Red Hat JBoss partner world!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Red Hat Forum UKI 2015 in London

There is an event coming to the United Kingdom and Ireland that will be hosting Red Hat's most influential speakers.

Not only will Ashesh Badani, VP & General Manager OpenShift BU, enlighten you on the Cloud vision and strategy... Not only will Mike Piech, VP & General Manager Middleware, present the middleware & mobile vision and strategy... Red Hat's very own Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO, will deliver the keynote on our Open Organization.

You don't want to miss this in London on 17th of September so register now to enjoy tracks like these:

DevOps & Mobility Track

14:45 – 15:40,  Mobile application based on Open Source technologies
Overview: Join the session to learn how building a mobile application has never been easier then with Red Hat Mobile using a backend built on top of Fuse running within containers on Openshift.

16:10 – 17:05,  DevOps, Microservices & Continuous Delivery with OpenShift v3
Overview: This session introduces OpenShift v3 and show how it can be used to support DevOps methods, microservices application architectures and application continuous delivery.

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Cloud Track

13:45 – 14:40,  How to Build an Open Hybrid Cloud
Many businesses are keen to start embracing the flexibility and the efficiencies of a Hybrid Cloud Computing model, but they don't know where to start. Join the session and find out where you are now and what efficiencies and agility of the Cloud you can use with the assets you already have. Also learn how to add in new technologies and methodologies such as OpenStack, containers and DevOps at your own pace and in a supported environment.

Infrastructure Track

16:10 – 17:05 The many faces of RHEL7, what are they for & how do you manage them
Overview: RHEL, Atomic Host, Real Time, HPC, SAP, Cloud images, Docker images, and more. Red Hat now offers more ways than ever to consume Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so
which one is the right one to use in any given scenario? Join the session and find out.

Check out the agenda for all the specifics and details, see you there?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

JBoss BPM Microservices Integration Guide Based on JBoss Fuse 6.2

Early this year we announced the exciting example project for JBoss BPM Suite that centers around a working online Travel Agency project.

This initially leveraged web services, that we later migrated to microservices with the help of JBoss Fuse.

With the release of JBoss Fuse 6.2, we wanted to revisit the project and make sure you had the latest greatest products at your disposal.

With a bit of work, some spit and polish, we think you will enjoy the all new JBoss BPM Suite & JBoss Fuse Travel Agency Integration Demo up to date and feel that you have a great example of their microservices integration capabilities.

Travel booking process.
This project provides an automated installation (repeatable) in minutes where you get JBoss BPM Suite running on an instance of JBoss EAP and a separate instance of JBoss Fuse with an automated install of 6 microservices each in their very own container!

Background

This demo is brought to you in part by our very own Christina Lin who is the JBoss Technology Evangelist that focuses on JBoss Fuse & messaging products. If you have a use case you would like to see then just let us know by raising an issue on the project.

Watch the microservice do it's work!
The project can be found on github and has documentation to get you up and running in minutes.

Demo details

Upon starting the server you will find a JBoss BPM Suite setup with the Travel Agency project ready for you to inspect, build and deploy for use by the JBoss Fuse microservices you will be deploying in their own containers.

The JBoss Fuse component of this demo consists of pre-configured microservice containers which we will then have you start once JBoss Fuse has started. Once they are up and running each instance of booking a flight will leverage the microservices which you can view in the JBoss Fuse console.

Installing and running

The following steps will get you up and running in a matter of minutes with this fully automated and repeatable demo:
  1. 6 microservices in 6 containers!
  2. Add products to installs directory.
  3. Run 'init.sh' or 'init.bat' file. 'init.bat' must be run with Administrative privileges.
  4. Start the JBoss BPM Suite server, login, build and deploy JBoss BPM Suite process project at http://localhost:8080/business-central (u:erics/p:bpmsuite1!).
  5. Add fabric server passwords for Maven Plugin to your ~/.m2/settings.xml file the fabric server's user and password so that the maven plugin can login to the fabric.
     <!-- Server login to upload to fabric. -->
     <servers>
         <server>
             <id>fabric8.upload.repo</id>
             <username>admin</username>
             <password>admin</password>
         </server>
     </servers> 
    
  6. Start Fuse Server, by running 'fuse' or 'fuse.bat':
  7. Login to Fuse management console at: http://localhost:8181 (u:admin/p:admin).
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    Under Services -> Containers tab, you will see 6 containers, select and start each one. 
  9. Check if web services are available under Services -> APIs tab. 
  10. Enjoy the demo!
We hope you enjoy this updated demo showcasing JBoss Fuse integration with JBoss BPM Suite.